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A man carries goods past a quake-scarred house in Port-au-Prince on January 11, 2013. Three years after Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake, hundreds of thousands of homeless people are still at risk from crime, disease and the elements in crowded makeshift camps. The 2010 disaster triggered a global outpouring of sympathetic rhetoric and pledges of aid for the already impoverished Caribbean nation, but residents and aid agencies complain that rebuilding and re-development has been too slow. Around 358,000 people are still living rough in scores of camps scattered around the capital Port-au-Prince and surrounding districts, exposed to a crime wave, a cholera outbreak and -- from time to time -- hurricanes. AFP PHOTO Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo by: THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Extends Residency To Haitian Earthquake Victims

Some people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti have been extended residency and employment benefits by the U.S. government.

03/03/2014

Jim DeFede_Mayra Guadalupe Rubio Limon_Joe Garcia (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: State of the Union

Jim sits down with Congressman Joe Garcia who provides reaction and analysis to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. They are joined on the set by a young woman, one of the so-called “dreamers”, who came here from Mexico as a baby, and who attened the President’s address in Washington.

CBS4–02/03/2014

Clearpath Inc. wants to be the "Turbo Tax" of the immigration process.  (Source: clearpathimmigration.com)

Online Firm Seeks To Be “TurboTax” Of Immigration Process

South Florida native Felice Gorordo is taking the lead of an online firm which wants to become the “TurboTax” of the immigration process.

01/26/2014

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Among Cuban Exiles, An Old Toast Goes Silent

It was a toast repeated yearly since the family arrived from Cuba in the 1960s. Gustavo PĂ©rez Firmat’s family uttered the toast as a wish they anxiously waited to fulfill.

12/29/2013

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Nearly Half Of All Immigration Judges Eligible For Retirement In 2014

The nation’s immigration court system, already bogged down with a backlog of nearly 350,000 cases, could fall even more behind in in 2014. That’s because nearly half of its 220 judges will be eligible for retirement next year.

12/25/2013

U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia (Source: Hand Out Photo/Office of Congressman Joe Garcia)

Garcia Joining Congressional Fast On Immigration

Representative Joe Garcia (D-Miami) will join a 24-hour congressional fast relay to express solidarity with a group of immigration on the National Mall.

CBS Miami–12/06/2013

Immigration

Hundreds Of Immigrant Advocates Gather In Miami

More than 600 immigration advocates, non-profit leaders and local officials are gathering in Miami to shift the immigration discussion from amnesty and temporary visas to what can be done to help existing immigrant groups better integrate into American life.

11/18/2013

Immigration

Broader Lessons In Obama Immigration Reform

The Obama Administration’s temporary reprieve for youth living in the country illegally has shown in its first year that anymore immigration reform efforts would require the government to streamline application procedures and provide more information on what documents are needed apply to stay in the United States, according to experts.

11/17/2013

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Funeral Set For Victim Of Capsized Boat

One of the victims on board when a boat capsized off the coast of Miami earlier this month will be laid to rest Saturday.

11/02/2013

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A Case Of Meningitis At Krome Detention Center

A case of bacterial meningitis has been confirmed at the Krome Detention Center in Miami.

10/28/2013

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